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Gascoigne, Sidney Charles Bartholomew, 1915 (astronomer)

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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1971 - 1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/639
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A copy of two letters and the text of a cable from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings and a visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd in Newcastle, with a telegram from Gascoigne regarding travel arrangements.

Dates: 1971 - 1972
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1969-11-04 - 1970-01-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/493
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A copy of a letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne, 4 November 1969, and Gascoigne's reply of 16 January 1970, regarding the cost of prime focus correctors, rumours of astigmatism in the Isaac Newton Telescope correctors, C.G. Wynne's spot diagrams, and mounting tenders.

Dates: 1969-11-04 - 1970-01-16
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1970-06-04 - 1970-07-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/508
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding meetings, travel arrangements, optical alignment, correctors and the Coudé flat. Gascoigne encloses a draft tender for prime focus correctors and notes on 'Aspheric Plate and Material for Doublet'. The letters also refer to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's performance on correctors.

Dates: 1970-06-04 - 1970-07-02
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1971-04-08 - 1971-05-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/528
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding primary mirror figuring, secondary mirror testing, optical design calculations, auto-guiding, the Hartmann screen and R.L. Ford's visit to Redman concerning telescope and dome control. Gascoigne encloses notes by J.D. Pope on the latter's visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 9-11 March 1971, and also minutes of the company's meeting with representatives of the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

Dates: 1971-04-08 - 1971-05-10
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1971-10-01 - 1971-10-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/540
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding direct photography at the f/8 Cassegrain, aspherical and curved photographic plates, and plateholders.

Dates: 1971-10-01 - 1971-10-11
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1971-11-08 - 1971-11-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/543
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A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 8 November 1971, regarding the finder optics, the design and specification of the prime focus head, and general progress, with a copy of Gascoigne's letter to Dr M.D. Waterworth, University of Tasmania, 1 November 1971, concerning the design of a focal reducer type of system. There is also a letter to Redman from P.G. Hewitt, A.A.T. Project Office, 18 November 1971, enclosing a sketch showing a modification to the optical system on the prime focus camera.

Dates: 1971-11-08 - 1971-11-18
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1972-07-31 - 1972-10-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/564
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding auxiliary equipment needed for the testing and initial operation of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, including a handwritten letter from Gascoigne, 25 October, with a handwritten note by Redman at the end concerning the Hartmann tests.

Dates: 1972-07-31 - 1972-10-25
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-05 - 1973-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/577
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Cables and letters exchanged with S.C.B. Gascoigne concerning Gascoigne's visit to Newcastle and optical tests by Redman and R.V. Willstrop. There is also an abstract of R.V. Shack, 'Optical Sciences Technology', University of Arizona, Tucson, Report 32, 1968.

Dates: 1973-05 - 1973-06
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-07-20 - 1973-09-26

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/583
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the progress at Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on optical tests and fitting the mercury band; the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board and Committee meetings; Redman's proposed visit to Australia; the Coudé spectrograph; and the International Astronomical Union meeting. There is also a letter from R.V. Willstrop, 6 August, and a report of his telephone conversation with Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd on 21 September 1973. Gascoigne's...
Dates: 1973-07-20 - 1973-09-26
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-10-11 - 1973-11-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/586
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Hartmann tests, shipping the primary mirror, the elliptical Coudé flat and mercury girdles. Gascoigne's letter of 31 October refers to the future of the Rodgers Committee, secondary mirror tests and mirror delays. Redman's letter of 5 November mentions travel plans, the Northern Hemisphere Observatory, and B.E.J. Pagel's appointment to the Rodgers Committee. There is also a letter to Redman from D.S. Brown, 15 October, enclosing a print of a...
Dates: 1973-10-11 - 1973-11-05
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1973-12-21 - 1974-01-16

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/592
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding delays in work at the Siding Spring Observatory; Anglo-Australian Telescope Board meetings; Redman's next visit; the secondary mirror; the Hartmann tests; the optimum setting of the polar axis; the focal length of a primary mirror; the appointment of J. Wampler as Director; and Australian floods. Gascoigne encloses Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd's table on secondary mirror tests, 2 August 1973, and a cartoon drawn by a Mitsubishi...
Dates: 1973-12-21 - 1974-01-16
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-02-04 - 1974-02-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/595
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd work schedule, the progress of tests, the Boller and Chivens spectrograph, Hartmann plate reductions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Redman's proposed visit to Australia, G.M. Sisson's departure from Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, and reactions to J. Wampler. Redman's letter of 4 February encloses a copy of a letter from H. Wehner to I. Munro, 31 January 1974, concerning further tests of the...
Dates: 1974-02-04 - 1974-02-22
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/596
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Letters and telexes exchanged between Redman and S.C.B. Gascoigne and the A.A.T. Project Office, regarding visits by Redman and R.V. Willstrop, D.S. Brown's proposal for testing two Coudé flats, the Astronomers Working Party, on-site problems reported by Gascoigne, and Gascoigne's calendar of events.

Dates: 1974-03
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-05-29 - 1974-06-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/599
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A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 29 May 1974, and a copy of Redman's reply of 11 June, regarding observing on the Anglo-Australian Telescope; accidents, including damage to the right ascension gear teeth; J. Rothwell's accident; assembling the F/8 mirror girdle and cell; dome fans; and Hartmann tests. Redman's letter encloses a handwritten list of questions for R.V. Willstrop to ask various people.

Dates: 1974-05-29 - 1974-06-11
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-07-08 - 1974-08-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/601
Scope and Contents Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding his accident; telescope progress; the 'invaluable' help of R.V. Willstrop, who has returned to Cambridge with interesting plates and thermograph records; Redman's engagements, which will prevent him visiting Australia for the opening; and the British Scientific Instrument Research Association's cancelled open day. Gascoigne's letter of 30 July encloses a copy of a cutting of a critical article from the 'Sydney Morning Herald', 2 July 1974,...
Dates: 1974-07-08 - 1974-08-05
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-08-12 - 1974-09-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/604
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding commissioning for the Northern Hemisphere Observatory telescopes, the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the Royal Greenwich Observatory spectrograph, temperature measurements, R. Street's appointment to the A.A.T. Board, R.G. Bingham's interest in dome and mirror temperatures for the Isaac Newton Telescope, H. Kobler and the autoguider. Gascoigne encloses figures for the first setting accuracy run on 12 July.

Dates: 1974-08-12 - 1974-09-06
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-09-09 - 1974-09-28

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/609
Scope and Contents A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 9 September 1974, and a copy of Redman's reply of 28 September, regarding the progress of the Anglo-Australian Telescope project. Gascoigne encloses a copy of the record of the output of a microsensor bearing on the right ascension gear. There is also a handwritten note by Gascoigne concerning O.J. Eggen's television interview in the Anglo-Australian Telescope dome and the politics of the Australian National University, which Redman replies to off the...
Dates: 1974-09-09 - 1974-09-28
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1974-11-05 - 1974-11-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/612
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A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 5 November 1974, and Redman's reply of 11 November, regarding commissioning work, the Anglo-Australian Telescope Board, a shearing interferometer assessment of a mirror figure, and Redman's proposed visit to Australia. There is also a handwritten description of Redman's telephone conversation with D.S. Brown on 8 November 1974 concerning the measurement of azimuths.

Dates: 1974-11-05 - 1974-11-11
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1963-12-13 - 1963-12-24

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/392
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Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding an observing programme to be undertaken by Gascoigne for Woolley, and concerning the setting up of a Southern Telescope Committee by the Royal Society.

Dates: 1963-12-13 - 1963-12-24
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1964-01-31 - 1964-02-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/395
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Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding the results of measurements by Gascoigne of the sequence stars in Woolley's Field II.

Dates: 1964-01-31 - 1964-02-06
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Correspondence with S.C.B. Gascoigne, 1967-06-15 - 1967-06-19

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/302
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A letter from S.C.B. Gascoigne, 15 June 1967, commenting on Redman's report on the Anglo-Australian Telescope as amended by the Australians, and enclosing two appendices to be added: a list of points requiring a decision in August, and the part of the 1964 report relating to programmes. There is also a copy of Redman's reply of 19 June, concerning a July meeting to investigate technical matters before the Joint Policy Committee meeting in August.

Dates: 1967-06-15 - 1967-06-19
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Correspondence with W.A. Goodsell, 1971-11-02 - 1971-11-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/542
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Correspondence with William A. Goodsell regarding primary mirror tests and arrangements for meetings. There is also a telex and letter from Redman to S.C.B. Gascoigne regarding Redman's talks with D.S. Brown and concerning the test programme, and a copy of a letter from Redman to Brown, 22 November 1971, on the Hartmann diaphragm.

Dates: 1971-11-02 - 1971-11-22
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Group photograph

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/951
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An undated photograph, 214mm x 164mm, of D. Lynden-Bell, Maarten Schmidt, F. Graham Smith, S.C.B. Gascoigne, Sir Richard Woolley and Gustav Tammann seated in a group. There is an accompanying memorandum identifying the figures in the photograph.

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Letter from B.E.J. Pagel, 1974-02-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/382
Scope and Contents A copy of a letter from B.E.J. Pagel to S.C.B. Gascoigne informing him of the Air Proving Ground Center discussions on A. Boksenberg's Image Photon Counting System, which various observatories are keen to use. Pagel records that the Air Proving Ground Center is funding Boksenberg to continue observing at Palomar, to extend his system to two dimensions and to build a system for the Anglo-Australian Telescope in collaboration with the Royal Greenwich Observatory, subject to agreement with J....
Dates: 1974-02-22
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Letter from D.S. Brown, 1972-07-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/562
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A copy of a letter from D.S. Brown to S.C.B. Gascoigne concerning tests on the f/8 convex mirror and enclosing notes on calculations for the f/8 convex and the primary mirror. Brown refers to calculations made by R.V. Willstrop.

Dates: 1972-07-03
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